Mini Trip report: Greece
- Posted by JGlenn
- On 4 June 2014
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The Secretary-General of Research and Technology for Greece has asked for short proposals for: 1) Tele-Greece to connect Greek investors living overseas with Greek businesses back home; 2) Greek State of the Future of S&T Innovation Index; and 3) a Collective Intelligence System for Greek S&T Innovation. The trip was hosted by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU, and PRAXI (the Greek contact point for the EC’s Horizon2020). Stavros Mantzanakis (Chair of the Greek Node) and Nondas Christofilopoulos (Executive Director of the Greek Node) are wonderful additions to The Millennium Project.
In addition to the three items above, we also discussed other ideas that the Greek Node might initiate such as alternative future scenarios for Greece 2025, Democracy 2.0 future governance systems, and coaching or training for the Prime Minister’s future strategy unit working on the Greece 2010 project. I gave the opening Keynote at conference in Thessaloniki on international cooperation in EC research with Horizon 2020 program http://rines.gr/node/10 RInES www.rines.gr and another conference for more international participation on innovation and cooperation on research with the EC held in Athens. http://www.ncp-incontact.eu/nkswiki/index.php?title=5th_INCO_Conference,_Athens,_2-3_June_2014
Stavros and Nondas were fabulous hosts and a great team to develop the Greek Node.
Next stop: London – if you are in town or have colleagues in London, please invite them to the London
All the best,
Jerome C. Glenn, CEO